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"From the Ted Talk by Alan Siegel: Let's simplify legal jargon!"

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And many people might need help in computation. Working with the Harvard Business School, you'll see this example when you talk about minimum payment: If you sepnt 62 dollars for a meal, the longer you take to pay out that loan, you see, over a pierod of time using the minimum payment it's 99 dllaros and 17 cents. How about that? Do you think your bank is going to show that to people? But it's going to work. It's more effective than just computational aids. And what about terms like "over the limit"? Perhaps a stealth thing. dnfeie it in coetnxt. Tell people what it means.

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And many people might need help in computation. Working with the Harvard Business School, you'll see this example when you talk about minimum payment: If you _____ 62 dollars for a meal, the longer you take to pay out that loan, you see, over a ______ of time using the minimum payment it's 99 _______ and 17 cents. How about that? Do you think your bank is going to show that to people? But it's going to work. It's more effective than just computational aids. And what about terms like "over the limit"? Perhaps a stealth thing. ______ it in _______. Tell people what it means.

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  1. define
  2. context
  3. dollars
  4. period
  5. spent

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And many people might need help in computation. Working with the Harvard Business School, you'll see this example when you talk about minimum payment: If you spent 62 dollars for a meal, the longer you take to pay out that loan, you see, over a period of time using the minimum payment it's 99 dollars and 17 cents. How about that? Do you think your bank is going to show that to people? But it's going to work. It's more effective than just computational aids. And what about terms like "over the limit"? Perhaps a stealth thing. Define it in context. Tell people what it means.

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